7 Ways to Strengthen Your Bond with Your Child

I’m amazed at how fast the days, months and even years pass by. It feels like just yesterday that my children were babies. Now, they are little walking people testing me left and right. Before they become adults and run out of my life, how do I maintain the somewhat healthy relationship we have? Or better yet, what can I do to strengthen our bond? Here are some simple id...
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Let’s Clear the Road for Ramadaan with 4 Simple Steps

Before you know it, Ramadaan will be here. Are we prepared for it? Is your road clear to welcome Ramadaan? What steps must we take to make this a month of peace, reflection and ibadah? A time when we are able to connect to our Lord in a deeper way. Ramadaan is a beautiful month. Let's pick up all the rocks, leaves and dirt off the road to ensure our journey will be a benefi...
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12 Ways to Connect with Your Muslim Teenager

When my son was younger, all he wanted was my love and attention. He would run to show me his new and creative art work or beg me to taste the cookies he helped bake. Small children crave for our acceptance. Then, one day they catch up to you in height and disagree with everything you say and do. This adult size, adolescent has a mind of his own. Your heart hurts and your m...
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Words that express Your Love – to your Child

Wishing Peace to all you moms, I will be honest with you, I am not always the mushy kind of mamma that I would like to be. I know my children need love and attention because this is how they flourish and grow. But, sometimes I’m either not feeling the moment to hug or kiss, or I’m just too busy multi-tasking to keep up with our ever demanding schedule. That is when I forget ...
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How to listen, When to Speak, and What to Say – to Your Child

   My 10 year old is getting closer to those teen years which I dread so much. I'm worried about how it might affect our relationship. For the first 8 years of his life we have been inseparable. My little man loved everything about me. Always sharing how he felt, what he thought, his dreams and his curiosities. Then one day it happened. He started to get older and f...
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Simply Teach Prayer to Your Kids

Asalamu alaikum dear parents, Prayer is something I think about often. This beautiful connection with our Creator is vital for our well being. I've felt the importance of prayer through it's wonderful impact it has had on my life and I'm sure many of you will agree to the same thing. It's a blessing that we have been given by Allah(swt) and as parents we want to be able to g...
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Write “Sweet Memories” Down

One of the joys of being around children is witnessing their silly and cute sayings and doings. These little bursts of happiness fills me up with delight and my day becomes lighter, brighter and easier to get by. I laugh and giggle inside and am refreshed by my child’s simplicity. Now, the struggles of parenting feel well worth it, alhumdulilah. I begin to see the wisdom of...
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5 Ways to Make Your Child Love to Pray

  Like some mommies out there, ever since my baby turned 'the big 7', I’ve struggled on how to encourage him to pray consistently. I say the big 7 as a joke, because we all know they're not so grown-up, actually quite far from it. However, we are well aware that this is the age we need to get a bit serious and encourage our kids to begin good, wholesome habits. And ...
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5 steps to stop young kids from ignoring you

 It’s not easy for us moms to run a household. We shouldn’t have to do it alone. Our children are capable of a lot and can help around the house with little things here and there. But how do you get them to listen? What do you do when they ignore your instructions? Let’s start with what you should not do. Never raise your voice! Why? First and foremost, kids will ignore y...
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4 Things to Consider When Assigning Chores to Kids

  Have you struggled with getting your kids to help you around the house? Simple stuff, like picking up their jackets and socks off the living room floor, wiping the bathroom counter, or putting their books on the shelf? Have you printed or purchased the most colorful and creative chore chart that lasted only a few days? Have you tried to make demands or say loud rem...
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